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Te reo Māori new titles

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Discover the latest te reo Māori language books for kids and adults. This list updates when we add new titles to the collection.

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He haumaru te noho a Tireniko  by June Allen

He haumaru te noho a Tireniko

June Allen

Picture book

The fantasy creature Tireniko models safe behaviour in situations where many children are at risk. It includes safety at train crossings, road safety, learning to swim, taking care by the BBQ and much more.

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Te whānau kauri  by Suzy Cato

Te whānau kauri

Suzy Cato

Picture book

"Depicts the natural treasures that may be found in a kauri forest. Spot the kiwi, the tuatara, the weta and more - even the twinkling Matariki stars above the treetops"--Publisher information.

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Pīpī kiwi  by Helen J. (Helen Joy) Taylor

Pīpī kiwi

Helen J. (Helen Joy) Taylor

Picture book

"Young Kiwi Iti waits impatiently for his baby sister, Pīpī Kiwi, to hatch. Will she ever arrive? When will she be ready to play with him? His father Kiwi Nui explains to him that love takes time"--Publisher information.

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Ko Rodrick kei runga  by Jeff author. Kinney

Ko Rodrick kei runga

Jeff author. Kinney

Book

"Whatever you do, don't ask Greg Heffley how he spent his summer holidays, because he definitely doesn't want to talk about it. As Greg enters the new school year, he's eager to put the past three months behind him... and one event in particular. Unf...

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Te haerenga  by Sharon Holt

Te haerenga

Sharon Holt

Picture book

A children's song introducing Māori language vocabulary for different parts of New Zealand.

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Kuwi & friends Māori picture dictionary  by Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merewether

Kuwi & friends Māori picture dictionary

Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merew...

Book

Beginners Maori Language Picture Dictionary, for the whole family. From the #1 bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi series, Kat Merewether, comes a large scale, stunningly illustrated visual dictionary. Full of over...

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Te whānau pāmu  by Marie Waaka

Te whānau pāmu

Marie Waaka

Picture book

"Second book in a children's series with more engaging and fun characters to enjoy with your tamariki"--Publisher's website.

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Ko Kiwipihi  by Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merewether

Ko Kiwipihi

Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merew...

Picture book

"Ko wai te waewae kai kapua, te kōkō tatakī, te whanokē whakamāharo? Ko Kiwipihi!"--Back cover.

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Hoihoi turituri  by author Soledad

Hoihoi turituri

author Soledad

Picture book

Describes the different sounds made by animals and various objects.

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He paki taonga i a Māui

He paki taonga i a Māui

Book

"Māui, the great Pacific hero and trickster tells the stories from both long ago and recent times, the tales of some of the taonga held at Aotearoa New Zealand's famous national museum, Te Papa"--Publisher information.

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Pito mata  by Pania Papa

Pito mata

Pania Papa

Picture book

The term Pito Mata is used in some contexts to express the notion of potential. Pito Mata acknowledges the potential within 0-5 year old children.

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Tio tiamu  by author Kurahau

Tio tiamu

author Kurahau

Picture book

"Gentle, clever Toe Jam grows to be huge, and this causes a problem because his feet smell. The bigger he gets the worse the smell. Toe Jam is kind, but the people tease him and avoid him, and finally, they make him leave and live far away. Toe Jam never...

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Arapū toi  by Moira Wairama

Arapū toi

Moira Wairama

Book

"This book is a Taoanga (precious thing) for children from early childhood to Primary/Intermediate school level. Featuring poems and illustrations for each letter of the Maori alphabet. " --Back cover.

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Te kī taurangi a puanga  by Kirsty Wadsworth

Te kī taurangi a puanga

Kirsty Wadsworth

Picture book

"There is a bright new star in the winter sky -- Puanga, cousin to the Matariki sisters. Each year, she appears to the people of Aotearoa, a special sign (for those unable to see Matariki) that winter and the Māori new year are coming. With themes of...

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Te Kirihimete i whakakorea

Te Kirihimete i whakakorea

Picture book

"There are just a few days to go before Christmas, and everyone's busy putting up decorations, preparing food and getting ready for the big day. Then comes the shock news - Santa's cancelled Christmas. Santa had so many disasters last year that he can't...

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Kua tae mai te Pō  by Sharon Holt

Kua tae mai te Pō

Sharon Holt

Book

"This book follows the traditional Christmas story, told simply in te reo Māori. The beautiful melody of the song that accompanies the book is a perfect match for the gorgeous illustrations."--Publisher's description.

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Ngā waka aituā  by Sharon Holt

Ngā waka aituā

Sharon Holt

Book

"This book teaches the Māori words for emergency vehicles — and includes some sirens! The illustrations reflect how those emergency vehicles look in a New Zealand setting, and give plenty of opportunities for children to make predictions about what m...

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Colours around us = Ngā tae huri noa  by Katie Kool

Colours around us = Ngā tae huri noa

Katie Kool

Picture book

A blingual book in Māori and English featuring various colours found in nature and the everyday objects around us.

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Numbers around us  by Katie Kool

Numbers around us

Katie Kool

Picture book

A bilingual book in Māori and English featuring animals, birds and plants grouped in numbers up to ten.

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Shapes around us = Ngā āhuahanga huri noa  by Katie Kool

Shapes around us = Ngā āhuahanga huri noa

Katie Kool

Picture book

A board book in Māori and English featuring various shapes found in nature and everyday objects around us.

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Te whakatautōnga a Māui i te Rā  by Donovan Bixley

Te whakatautōnga a Māui i te Rā

Donovan Bixley

Book

"Donovan Bixley re-tells the story of how Maui slowed the journey of the sun through the sky each day! The traditional tale but with Donovan's unique twist and trademark humour. The pictures are bright and bring their own level of humour to the book....

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Te rataka a tama hungoingoi  by Jeff Kinney

Te rataka a tama hungoingoi

Jeff Kinney

Book

"He kino ra te noho a te tamariki. Ko Greg Heffley tetahi e mohio pai ana ki tenei. Being a kid can really stink. And no one knows this better than Greg Heffley. In this brilliant translation of Jeff Kinney's bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Heni ...

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Whakarongo ki ō tūpuna = Listen to your ancestors  by Darryn Joseph

Whakarongo ki ō tūpuna = Listen to your ancestors

Darryn Joseph

Picture book

"As a wise teacher grows older, she encouages her students to learn from the example of famous ancestors. She gives the next generation simple messages of days gone by: getting into nature, letting go of anger, anxiety and stress, and standing strong...

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He huarākau  by Sharon Holt

He huarākau

Sharon Holt

Picture book

A children's song introducing Māori language vocabulary for different kinds of fruits, and promoting healthy eating.

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Picture dictionary  by Sharon Holt

Picture dictionary

Sharon Holt

Book

Picture dictionary for children introducing words and phrases in te reo Māori. Includes pronunciation tips.

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123  by Lynley Dodd

123

Lynley Dodd

Picture book

"Learn to count tatau in Māori and English with the help of mischievous Hairy Maclary and his rollicking gang of friends"--Page 4 of cover.

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Colours  by Lynley Dodd

Colours

Lynley Dodd

Picture book

"Learn ngā tae, all the colours of the rainbow, in Māori and English with the help of mischievous Hairy Maclary and his rollicking gang of friends"--Page 4 of cover.

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Taurite Maori  by Trent Hohaia

Taurite Maori

Trent Hohaia

Picture book

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Ko Flit, te Tīrairaka, me ngā Hēki Muna  by Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merewether

Ko Flit, te Tīrairaka, me ngā Hēki Muna

Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merew...

Picture book

Flit has found some eggs ... but whose could they be? It is a misty morning in the forest. Flit the fantail chick is practising his landings. Flap, flop, slip, FLIP. Flit slips on something slippery and round. He has stumbled upon eight rubbery white...

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Purū kororā pōuri  by Norah Wilson

Purū kororā pōuri

Norah Wilson

Picture book

Ruru the Morepork tries to comfort Blue the Penguin when Blue is sad, but discovers that it's not always easy to take care of someone.

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Te Haka a Tānerore  by Reina Kahukiwa

Te Haka a Tānerore

Reina Kahukiwa

Book

Story about the first haka, as a dance performed by the young boy Tānerore for his mother.

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The world around us = Te taiao huri noa  by Katie Kool

The world around us = Te taiao huri noa

Katie Kool

Picture book

"It's a big wide world out there, full of curiosities and wonderments that catch the eyes of Kiwi kids. This latest book from the dynamic duo of Katie Kool and Cindy Tan showcases delightful illustrations of familiar items with their English and Te Reo...

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Raumati  by Christine Dale

Raumati

Christine Dale

Book

"The smell, sound, taste, feel and sights of summer are featured in a delicious list of adjectives in both Maori and English - designed to extend vocabulary and encourage a love of language. See the skay, wide and windy. Titiro ki te rangi whānui, ra...

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Ko tōku whānau = My family  by Katie Kool

Ko tōku whānau = My family

Katie Kool

Picture book

Come and meet the members of this special family.

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Titiro ki ngā mahi ka taeae ahau! = Look at what I can do!  by Katie Kool

Titiro ki ngā mahi ka taeae ahau! = Look at what I can do!

Katie Kool

Picture book

Come and see all the activites this family can do.

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Anei taku wheua = Here is my bone  by Katie Kool

Anei taku wheua = Here is my bone

Katie Kool

Picture book

A young dog discovers some exciting things about life.

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Ka taea e aha u= I can  by Katie Kool

Ka taea e aha u= I can

Katie Kool

Picture book

A young girl discovers she can do all sorts of activities around the home.

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E toro haere ana mātau = We are going places  by Katie Kool

E toro haere ana mātau = We are going places

Katie Kool

Picture book

A young child visits various places with her parents.

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Ngā mea kei rō Moana e whakapā mai ana!  by Linda Jane Keegan

Ngā mea kei rō Moana e whakapā mai ana!

Linda Jane Keegan

Picture book

"This light-hearted rhyming story follows the experience of a little girl’s day at the beach with her two mums, as she unexpectedly encounters a range of sea life – with a fun twist at the end! We all know that breath-catching feeling o...

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Whiti te rā!  by Patricia Grace

Whiti te rā!

Patricia Grace

Book

"The haka 'Ka Mate' was composed by Te Rauparaha, a chief of Ngā̄ti Toa Rangatira, and this is the story of this haka. Te Raupara is pursued by his enemies and fears for his life. At Lake Rotoaira, he is hidden in a kūmara pit, and Te Rangikoaea, a...

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He mīharo te manu  by Sharon Holt

He mīharo te manu

Sharon Holt

Picture book

Singalong book, showcasing New Zealand native birds, designed to teach Te Reo Maori. Includes English translation, activity ideas, guitar chords, and curriculum links.

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Haere tonu  by Sharon Holt

Haere tonu

Sharon Holt

Picture book

Singalong book about cleaning up, designed to teach Te Reo Maori. Includes activity ideas, guitar chords, and curriculum links.

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Te tipitipi moana a Kaia te korora  by Jo Van Dam

Te tipitipi moana a Kaia te korora

Jo Van Dam

Book

"Koinei te ra mo te haerenga nui a Kaia te korora me tana koro. Ko wai ma te hunga ka tutakina e raua, I a raua e tere haere ana I Tikapa Maona I Tamakimakaurau, I tua atu hoki?"--Back cover.

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Tamainupo  by Kimai Huirama

Tamainupo

Kimai Huirama

Book

"This book has been written for whanau, particularly our rangatahi, in the hope that we might come to know, celebrate and connect to our shared history and identity, as descendants of Tamainupo. The resource contains whakapapa, illustrated stories, photos...

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Te pohū  by Sacha Cotter

Te pohū

Sacha Cotter

Picture book

A young boy wants to create his own perfect dive-bomb into the water, and with the help of his grandmother, he finally discovers the secret.

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Korikori teacher handbook  by Chris Winitana

Korikori teacher handbook

Chris Winitana

Book

This bilingual resource package is designed to introduce "children to the Maori language and culture through the universal medium of music and song"-- Teacher handbook.

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Te Hokorua a Hineteiwaiwa by Paora Tibble

Te Hokorua a Hineteiwaiwa

Paora Tibble

Graphic novel

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There's a tui in our teapot = He tūī kei rō tīpāta  by Dawn McMillan

There's a tui in our teapot = He tūī kei rō tīpāta

Dawn McMillan

Picture book

"There's a tui in our teapot. He's looking out at me. A tui in the teapot? Yes ... he wants a cup of tea! A tui and his various friends including takahe, kea, korimako (bellbird), pukeko and hoiho (yellow-eyed penguin) invade the family kitchen, getting...

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Speak to me. Family = by Jenny Chapman

Speak to me. Family =

Jenny Chapman

Picture book

Shows basic signs and words for " father", "mother"," more", "milk", "food","finished" and "change nappy."

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Speak to me. Animals = by Jenny Chapman

Speak to me. Animals =

Jenny Chapman

Picture book

Shows basic signs and words for common animals.

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Speak to me. Home = by Jenny Chapman

Speak to me. Home =

Jenny Chapman

Picture book

Shows basic signs and words for "home", "clothes", "drink", "car".

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Te hinga ake a Māui i te ika whenua  by Donovan Bixley

Te hinga ake a Māui i te ika whenua

Donovan Bixley

Book

Donovan Bixley re-tells the story of Maui fishing up North Island! The traditional tale but with Donovan's unique twist and trademark humour. The pictures will be bright and bring their own level of humour to the book.

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Huka-piata me ngā para pātiotio  by Geraldine Brophy

Huka-piata me ngā para pātiotio

Geraldine Brophy

Book

"Ko Huka-Piata me te Para-Pātiotio he auaha-whakangahau, ko tāna e takune ai ka kawea te kaupapa o te kaitiakitanga ki ngā tamariki me o rātou whānau. Kua tuhia e Geraldine Brophy mā ngā tamaiti 4-9 te tau. Kua tūria te paki-tiaki-whenua ki Taitā, he...

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Ko Flit, te Tirairaka Te Rerenga i He  by Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merewether

Ko Flit, te Tirairaka Te Rerenga i He

Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merew...

Picture book

Flit the baby fantail is not allowed to fly. Stay here, little Flit. Your wings are not strong enough for flying, say Ma and Pa Fantail. Stay safe inside the nest. But Flit is bored. And hungry. A tasty mozzie lures him out of his nest. I CAN fly,y he...

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Taurite Maori  by Trent Hohaia

Taurite Maori

Trent Hohaia

Picture book

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Tu meke Tūī!  by Malcolm Clarke

Tu meke Tūī!

Malcolm Clarke

Picture book

"Motuhake ana ngā āhua rerekē o Tere Tūī, o Taitū Takahē hoki : tērā ka whai ki te tītakataka me te koromiomio i te rangi, tērā anō ka pai ake ki te ngāeheehe ki te ururua ote ngahere. Tu Meke Tūī, he paki hoahoa, he paki mātātoa, he paki tūhura tonu...

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Ngā whetū Matariki whānakotia  by Miriama Kamo

Ngā whetū Matariki whānakotia

Miriama Kamo

Picture book

"Behind dusty orange hills, where the sky stretches down to the sea, theres a magical, wild, windy place called Te Mata Hapuku. Sam and Te Rerehua love to visit their Grandma and Poua at Te Mata Hapuku (aka Birdlings Flat). They like to collect agate...

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Ko kiwi mā  by Ngaere Roberts

Ko kiwi mā

Ngaere Roberts

Book

Written in Te Reo Maori with images of New Zealand flora and fauna, accompanied by a brief sentence using the word. Designed to help babies through to younger children to focus and recognise word shapes and phrases.

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Kiwi Tahi raua ko Kiwi Rua  by Stephanie Thatcher

Kiwi Tahi raua ko Kiwi Rua

Stephanie Thatcher

Picture book

"Kiwi One and Kiwi Two have been asleep in their burrows all day, and now that it's night time, it's time to play! Soon all the other animals join in the fun, but the breaking of dawn means bedtime for the two little trouble-making kiwi. How will all...

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Ka maumahara tonu  by Sharon Holt

Ka maumahara tonu

Sharon Holt

Picture book

This book follows a young girl who asks her grandfather about his grandfather, who served at Gallipoli. In a gentle way, the book pulls together many threads about remembering those who have passed away. At the end, the girl and her grandfather find a...

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Ara pūreta. Uu  by Frances Goulton

Ara pūreta. Uu

Frances Goulton

Book

Simple illustrations and text introduce the letter U in the Māori alphabet.

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Hāngi  by Manu Te Awa

Hāngi

Manu Te Awa

Book

Shows how food is cooked in a hāngi.

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Pāhiketepāoro  by Manu Te Awa

Pāhiketepāoro

Manu Te Awa

Book

Players' movements in the game of basketball are depicted.

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Ngā puoro ngāhere  by Lindy Kelly

Ngā puoro ngāhere

Lindy Kelly

Book

Jordan learns about Māori musical instruments, including a putorino, hue puruwai, tuaroria and koauau. Includes instructions for making a porotiti.

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He tino taonga  by David Hill

He tino taonga

David Hill

Book

Kei rāwāhi te pāpā o Oscar, he hōia ia. Ahakoa te uaua o te noho tawhiti o tōna pāpā, kei te mōhio pū a Oscar, he tangata mana nui tōna pāpā.

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E tipu e rea = As we grow  by Alice Patrick

E tipu e rea = As we grow

Alice Patrick

Book

Reader for children in Maori and English about birth and growing up.

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Te huarere= the weather  by Alice Patrick

Te huarere= the weather

Alice Patrick

Book

Reader for children in Maori and English.

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He whakataki whetū  by Jenny Davis

He whakataki whetū

Jenny Davis

Book

Uses a story format to teach children key messages about road safety including, helmets on tight; look out for sneaky driveways; seat yourself right, buckle in tight, stop look; listen and think. Set against the story back drop of a family celebratin...

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Ngā āhua  by Sharon Holt

Ngā āhua

Sharon Holt

Book

Join in the fun and make up your own actions to this book about shapes and body parts. A boy makes a triangle with his arms. A girl makes a diamond with her legs. At the end, all the friends make a circle. The gorgeous illustrations on the right hand...

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Te tou pīataata o Kuwi  by Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merewether

Te tou pīataata o Kuwi

Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merew...

Picture book

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Te taiao  by Sharon Holt

Te taiao

Sharon Holt

Picture book

"Children express their respect for the natural world in terms of respect for Pamaopatūānuku, Ranginui and atua Māori. Kaitiakitanga is integral to this" -- inside front cover.

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Te tuari kōrero  by Oriini Tipene-Leach

Te tuari kōrero

Oriini Tipene-Leach

Book describing some types of traditional communication and highlighting changes that have happened, and how this is supported with information communication technologies. The DVD records interviews with hangarau practioners who describe how they use...

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Taonga puoro  by Regan Balzer

Taonga puoro

Regan Balzer

Book of photographs and information about taonga puoro, emphasizing their importance, with a guide to creating a pūtōrino using traditional tools. The DVD records the conversation of two experts in taonga puoro. Horomona Hora gives an explanation of ...

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He kaupapa para, he kaupapa taiao  by Teanau Tuiono

He kaupapa para, he kaupapa taiao

Teanau Tuiono

Introduces students to Para Kore, a community organisation that promotes zero waste and helps marae to establish systems to reduce waste through recycling, re-using left-over food, reducing packaging, and composting of waste. On the DVD Para Kore talk...

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He wai kai, he oranga tangata

He wai kai, he oranga tangata

Book of photographs and information about the signficance of water to Ngāi Tahu, outlining the different issues that impact on waterways, the environment and people. Describes the customary practics of gathering and preserving mahinga kai. The DVD re...

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Whakatūranga toi ataata  by Regan Balzer

Whakatūranga toi ataata

Regan Balzer

Book featuring installation artwork by ten Māori artists: Ngāhina Hohaia, Reweti Arapere, Liz Grant, Arekatera Maihi, Bridget Reweti, Terri Te Tau, George Nuku, Tracey Tawhiao, Anahera Curtis, Karangawai Marsh. The DVD records interviews with three M...

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Te hīkoi a Rūaumoko = Rūaumoko's walk  by Rawiri Andrews

Te hīkoi a Rūaumoko = Rūaumoko's walk

Rawiri Andrews

Book

A story which teaches children about the warning signs of a tsunami, and how to climb a hill for safety following a long earthquake.

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Tahi-rua-toru manu!  by Dave. author Gunson

Tahi-rua-toru manu!

Dave. author Gunson

Picture book

"Racing birds, splashing birds, safari birds and party birds ... Be a bird spotter! A counting book"--Publisher information.

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Putiputi kāneihana e  by Peti Nohotima

Putiputi kāneihana e

Peti Nohotima

Book

Putiputi is concerned when her favorite grandson, Meitini, brings Marnie, a Pākehā-looking girl home. The family discusses the issue and Putiputi's concerns. When Marnie and Meitini finally arrive, Marnie and Putiputi have a good talk together, and P...

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He kura te tangata  by Peti Nohotima

He kura te tangata

Peti Nohotima

Book

When 17-year-old Matiu encounters bullying, he must stand up to the bullies - and in doing so, new opportunities open up to him.

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Ngā maunga tohorā = The whale mountains  by Vincent Olsen-Reeder

Ngā maunga tohorā = The whale mountains

Vincent Olsen-Reeder

Book

Tells the story of the whale mountains and the freshwater spring Te Waiū o te Tohorā that are sacred to Ngā Pōtiki.

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He wāhi i te puruma  by Julia Donaldson

He wāhi i te puruma

Julia Donaldson

Picture book

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Ka hīkoi a Pūtangitangi  by Stephanie Thatcher

Ka hīkoi a Pūtangitangi

Stephanie Thatcher

Picture book

"Pūtangitangi is looking for her friend. What will she do when she finds him? A surprising rhyming story about two playful little ducks"--Publisher information.

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Ngā wira o te pahi   by Donovan Bixley

Ngā wira o te pahi

Donovan Bixley

Picture book

"A Te Reo Māori edition (translated by Ross Calman) of Donovan Bixley's The Wheels on the Bus nursery rhyme book"--Publisher information.

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Te pāmu o koro Meketānara   by Donovan Bixley

Te pāmu o koro Meketānara

Donovan Bixley

Picture book

"Old MacDonald had a farm ... E-I-E-I-O! Children will love to join in and sing along to this much-loved nursery rhyme, now in te reo Māori!"--Publisher information.

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